Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC - Focus: management buy-outs, growth equity financing, recapitalization and acquisition-oriented financing.


Paul J. Finnegan



Paul Finnegan is co-Chief Executive Officer of Madison Dearborn Partners. Prior to co-founding Madison Dearborn Partners, Mr. Finnegan was with First Chicago Venture Capital for ten years. Previously, he held a variety of marketing positions in the publishing industry, both in the United States and in Southeast Asia. Mr. Finnegan has more than 30 years of experience in private equity investing with a particular focus on investments in the communications industry.  Mr. Finnegan currently serves on the board of directors of AIA Corporation, CDW Corporation and Government Sourcing Solutions. He is Treasurer of Harvard University, a member of the Harvard Corporation, and serves as Chair of the Harvard Management Company. Mr. Finnegan is a past member of the Board of Overseers and a Past President of the Harvard Alumni Association.  Mr. Finnegan is a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors at the Harvard Business School, a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard School of Public Health, and also a member of the Center for Public Leadership’s Leadership Council at Harvard Kennedy School.  He is the Past Chairman and current board member of Teach For America in Chicago, a member of Teach For America’s National Board, and a member of the board of directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.


A.B., Harvard College; M.B.A., Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
Finnegan, Paul J.